Monday, November 21, 2005

Vysehrad - Leopold Gate

Vysehrad Castle was founded in 1085 by the Czech king Vratislav II in place of older hill fort situated on a cliff top above the Vltava River against the Prague Castle. From the mid-17th century Vysehrad changed to a Baroque fortress and in 1883 it became a part of the city of Prague.

The photo shows the Leopold Gate built in 1670 and situated in the easter part of the Vysehrad's Baroque fortifications. My previous post shows the Brick Gate in nothern ramparts.

By the way, you may remember the Leopold Gate from the Forman's Amadeus, where it was used at the end of the movie after Mozart's funeral.

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